When you major in exercise and sports science and choose clinical exercise physiology as your concentration, you'll have the opportunity to study in one of three optional advisement tracks; pre-physician assistant, pre-physical therapy, or pre-athletic training.
- You'll learn how to use state-of-the art equipment in our physiology and anatomy labs including ECG, cardio/pulmonary measurement, blood flow analysis, and body composition analysis.
- You'll complete coursework that provides knowledge and skills to find employment upon graduation or apply to competitive clinical graduate programs.
- You'll gain real life experience through the completion of a 240 hour clinical internship.
The Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration prepares you for employment in the health promotion industry as well as for health-related graduate programs (Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic).
Through specialized coursework in this program, you'll gain familiarity with clinical conditions often seen in physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, & athletic training offices.
My internship experience was probably one of the most important puzzle pieces of my educational career. I learned everything I needed to solidify that entering the field of PT was what I wanted to do. I felt very prepared transitioning into a full time DPT program after graduating from Fitchburg State.
Curriculum and Other Information
- BS, Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration, Exercise Science - Program information from the University Catalog.
- Four-Year Plans of Study - Required and elective courses for program completion.
Choose from the Clinical Exercise Physiology (PDF) concentration or one of the tracks below.
- Athletic Trainer
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Physician Assistant